Art Bazaar Lake Macquarie RESCHEDULED DATE

AB Lake Mac 2015 Facebook The rescheduled date for Hunter Arts Network’s (HAN) fourth annual Lake Macquarie Art Bazaar is Sunday 31 May 2015 & I will be having a stall. HAN was forced to postpone Art Bazaar due to poor weather. Art Bazaar will be returning to the grounds of Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (LMCAG) from 10am – 3pm. Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie, this award winning gallery with expansive grounds including Sculpture Park, mosaic pathway & Awaba House Restaurant Café is an exceptional cultural and tourist destination. Hunter Arts Network is thrilled to announce we have received a 2015 Stockland Community Grant!!! Thanks to Stockland Glendale we have received $500 which will go towards promoting our next Art Bazaar at LMCAG on 31 May! See all the winners here: http://www.stockland.com.au/assets/about-stockland/community-grants-winners-240415.pdf A 2014 Finalist in the Hunter & Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism, Art Bazaar has developed into a major art event for the region which now attracts many visitors from out of the area and is the Hunter’s premier artisan and design marketplace. Art Bazaar is a great way to show families and visitors how wonderful our creative community is. HAN is a non-profit membership of artisans from the Hunter who carefully hand pick stallholders to ensure that shoppers have an array of local, handmade, unique, original & quality products, making Art Bazaar an affordable opportunity for both the public & the creative people of Newcastle and the Hunter. Enjoy meeting the artists and designers who have carefully created for the reputable event providing access beyond the boundaries of the gallery. Art Bazaar is free entry. There’s also demonstrations, entertainment, food & drinks, and a quick stroll to LMCAG for children’s art activities and exhibitions including Bodywork: Australian Jewellery 1970-2012 touring from the National Gallery of Australia and a (in)visible: the First Peoples and War showing until 10 May and 24 May respectively. CALL FOR STALLHOLDERS: – Stallholders must be HAN members. Membership is $55 for individuals, $80 for groups of 3 or less, and $100 for groups & organisations of more than 3. – The $60 stall fee includes public liability insurance – Click here to apply: http://artbazaar.com.au/call-for-stallholders/call-for-stallholders-lake-macquarie-art-bazaar-2015 – Applications close 1 April 2015

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Art Bazaar Newcastle

Civic Park
King St, Newcastle
Saturday 6 December 2014
9am – 3pm
I will be exhibiting & selling my paintings at my stall
Visit https://www.facebook.com/ArtBazaarHunter

Civic Park, Newcastle will be bursting with family-friendly activities all day & night at Summer Art Bazaar on Saturday 6 December 2014 with live entertainment to 9pm.

Over 120 stalls with more than 300 local Hunter Arts Network artists selling their original handcrafted goods and Christmas gifts to 8pm.

This original home of Art Bazaar in the heart of Newcastle, adjacent to Newcastle Art Gallery & close to Darby Street, is where over 10,000 eager art fans come each year to purchase creative Christmas presents. This year Hunter Arts Network (HAN) will be sharing Civic Park with the City of Newcastle

Art Bazaar is a 2014 Finalist in the Hunter & Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism & has become a highly anticipated event for both the public and the participating stallholders. It has stimulated the arts community and increased public awareness of the Hunter’s diverse artistic culture, successfully displaying the many individuals, groups, organisations and businesses. Applications are selected from HAN members and they carefully hand pick stallholders to ensure that shoppers have an array of local, handmade, unique, original & quality products. HAN does not accept mass produced or imported products, strives to promote professionalism, maintain the high standard of art works on offer at Art Bazaar, and encourage emerging Artists to take the opportunity to present their talent.

Art Bazaar is free entry & there are also demonstrations, a mobile ATM & food & refreshments.

Stage entertainment:
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Songshine Choir
Newcastle Conservatorium of Music Breast Cancer Choir
Newcastle Youth Orchestra String Quartet and Harp
The Treehouse (3 piece Indie Band, James Edge)
Fish Fry (Band)
Bella Voce, accompanied by “Akimbo” String Quartet
Adam Miller and Holly Who
Sarah Proulx – Solo Harp

Activities & entertainment around Civic Park:
Pobblebonk the roving frog puppet
Art in The Park
Making Lantern Lights with Ken O’Regan
Bringing Blackbutt to Civic Park
Art in the Park
Yarn bombing including Starlight foundation who will assist crocheting a coral reef
Martien Vanzuilen’s felt yurt – http://www.martienvanzuilen.com/the-yurt-project.html)
Face painting for a gold coin donation to the “Wishing Trees”
Lord Mayor’s speech & turning on the lights on the Christmas tree at 8pm

Schools & groups are currently decorating Christmas wishing trees which will be on display at Summer Art Bazaar to raise funds for their charity

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6 New Artworks by Margo Humphries

I’ve just uploaded 6 new artworks to my gallery:

“Womb”, acrylic on paper, 2009, by Margo Humphries:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/kasarndesigns/works/10545170-womb

Womb – Margo Humphries

“Fireworks 2”, acrylic on paper, 2009, by Margo Humphries:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/kasarndesigns/works/10545188-fireworks-2

Fireworks 2 – Margo Humphries

“Tlaquepaque Mexico”, acrylic on paper, 2009, by Margo Humphries:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/kasarndesigns/works/10545216-tlaquepaque-mexico

Tlaquepaque Mexico – Margo Humphries

“Elves & Fairies”, watercolour & pencil on paper, 1995, by Margo Humphries:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/kasarndesigns/works/10545231-elves-and-fairies

Elves & Fairies – Margo Humphries

“Night Stalkers at Dusk”, watercolour & pencil on paper, 1995, by Margo Humphries:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/kasarndesigns/works/10545243-night-stalkers-at-dusk

Night Stalkers at dusk – Margo Humphries

“Sea Shells 3”, acrylic on canvas, 2009, by Margo Humphries:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/kasarndesigns/works/10545274-sea-shells-3

Sea Shells 3 – Margo Humphries

Margo Humphries Debut Solo Exhibition

The debut solo exhibition by local Newcastle artist, Margo Humphries, is being held next month at Goodness Me Organics, Adamstown from 1 to 31 August 2013.

 

All artworks will be for sale. The exhibition compliments the café which boasts tasty all day brekky, lunch, smoothies, sweet treats and more plus quality organic ingredients to deliver a great coffee experience every time.

 

Goodness Me Organics is located at 617-621 Glebe Rd, Adamstown (Cnr Date St)

& is open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm. Sat 9am – 3pm. Parking available in nearby Date Street Carpark. Visit http://goodnessmeorganics.com.au/

 

Margo was born in Taree & moved to Newcastle in 2003 when she was 23 years old. In 2009 Margo & her partner Matthew established their own business, Kasarn Designs, named after their daughter.

 

From an early age Margo always enjoyed drawing & painting & has found it to be a form of meditation where she enters into another world & feels relaxed & focused. When Margo was only 12 she entered the Walkom-Manning Art Prize where she won the “Children of the Manning” Youth Award with “Wingham Brush”.

 

Margo taught herself to paint by studying books and other artists’ styles.  Margo has developed her own style, painting many different subjects & experimenting with different techniques. Margo has experimented with different media, including watercolour & oil but prefers to work with acrylic. Margo is passionate about art & displaying her colourful abstract & landscape paintings. Margo’s visual vocabulary has made her known for her painterly style & vibrant canvases. The energy in her works appears to be limitless & she loves creating works that you could stare at for hours. For Margo, the creative voyage along the way is equally significant as the outcome.

 

Margo was selected as one of 10 artists for the Mattara Festival’s Inaugural Outdoor Art Exhibition & her “Look up in the Sky Tonight” was draped over Newcastle Panthers in October 2011. 10 buildings participated in the art trail.

 

In 2012 Margo’s T-Shirt Design, The Line Up, made the final 20 in Redbubble’s SXSW T-shirt Competition for New York band The Big Sleep. Also last year Margo joined the Hunter Arts Network committee as their “Social Media Guru” & helps in promoting their quarterly Art Bazaars.

 

Margo has also been involved in many community projects including the 2002 Peoplescape project & designing & creating street banners for Victoria Street in Taree in 1996.

Margo Humphries Debut Solo Exhibition at Goodness Me Organics, Adamstown
Margo Humphries Debut Solo Exhibition at Goodness Me Organics, Adamstown

SOLD! Two paintings

Here’s my two paintings in their new location which I sold at our garage & art sale on 22 June 2013 – “Green Swirls” diptych & “Surging & Rushing”

Here’s my two paintings in their new location which I sold at our garage & art sale on 22 June 2013 – “Green Swirls” diptych & “Surging & Rushing”:
Here’s my two paintings in their new location which I sold at our garage & art sale on 22 June 2013 – “Green Swirls” diptych & “Surging & Rushing”:

Winter Art Bazaar Success Yesterday

What a huge success Winter Art Bazaar was yesterday at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. We were so lucky to have so much sunshine & I also sold three paintings!

Here’s my stall:

Margo Humphries of Kasarn Designs stall at Winter Art Bazaar at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on 9 June 2013
Margo Humphries of Kasarn Designs stall at Winter Art Bazaar at Maitland Regional Art Gallery on 9 June 2013